Specifications for the ZR830 and ZR850 camcorders

Article ID: ART104942 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


Specifications for the ZR830 and ZR850 camcorders


Specifications for the ZR830 and ZR850


Memory Card (ZR830/ZR850)

Input/Output Terminals



Video Recording System 2 rotary heads, helical scanning DV system (consumer digital VCR SD system), digital component recording
Audio Recording System PCM digital sound: 16 bit (48 kHz/2 ch); 12 bit (32 kHz/4 ch)
Television System EIA standard (525 lines, 60 fields) NTSC color signal
Image Sensor 1/6-inch CCD, ZR850 approx. 1,070,000 pixels
ZR830 approx. 680,000 pixels

Effective pixels ZR850
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) approx. 550,000 pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) approx. 710,000 pixels
4:3 Movies approx. 690,000 pixels
Still images approx. 800,000 pixels

Effective pixels ZR830
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) approx. 360,000 pixels
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) approx. 450,000 pixels
4:3 Movies approx. 340,000 pixels
Still images approx. 450,000 pixels

Tape Format Videocassettes bearing the "MiniDV" mark.
Tape Speed SP: 0.74 ips (18.81 mm/s), LP: 0.49 ips (12.56 mm/s)
Maximum Recording Time (80 min. cassette) SP: 80 min., LP: 120 min.
Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 2 min. 20 sec. (with a 60 min. cassette)
LCD Screen 2.7-inch. wide TFT color, approx. 112,000 pixels
Viewfinder 0.35-inch. wide TFT color, approx. 114,000 pixels
Microphone Stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens f=2.6-91 mm, F/2.0-5.0, 35x power zoom

ZR850 35 mm equivalent:
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) 47.1-1,649
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) 41.7-1,460
4:3 Movies 44.6-1,561
Still images 41.5-1,453

ZR830 35 mm equivalent:
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [ON]) 45.8-1,603
16:9 Movies (Image stabilizer [OFF]) 41.0-1,435
4:3 Movies 49.8-1,743
Still images 43.6-1,526

Lens Configuration 10 elements in 8 groups
Filter Diameter n/a
AF system TTL autofocus, manual focusing possible
Minimum Focusing Distance 3.3 ft. (1 m); 0.39 in. (1 cm) on maximum wide angle
White Balance Auto white balance, pre-set white balance (daylight, tungsten) or custom white balance
Minimum Illumination 2 lx ([NIGHT] recording program, Shutter speed at 1/8)
8 lx (Easy recording mode, Auto slow shutter [ON], Shutter speed at 1/30)
Recommended Illumination More than 100 lx
Image Stabilization Electronic

Memory Card (ZR850/ZR830)

Recording media SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCard
Number of Recording Pixels Still image: 1152 x 864 (ZR850 only), 1024 x 768 (ZR830 only), 640 x 480 pixels
Movie: 320 x 240, 160 x 120 pixels, 15 frames/sec.
File Format Design rule for Camera File system (DCF), Exif 2.2* compliant, DPOF compliant (still images only)

* This camcorder supports Exif 2.2 (also called "Exif Print"). Exif Print is a standard for enhancing the communication between camcorders and printers. By connecting to an Exif Print-compliant printer, the camcorder's image data at the time of shooting is used and optimized, yielding extremely high quality prints.

Image Recording Format Still image: JPEG (compression: Super Fine, Fine, Normal) Movie: AVI (image data: Motion JPEG; audio data: WAVE (monaural))

Input/Output Terminals

AV Terminal 3.5 mm minijack, ZR850: Video output only, Audio input/output;
ZR830: output only

Video: 1 Vp-p/75 ohms unbalanced
Audio output: -10 dBV (47 kohms load/3 kohms or less)
Audio input: -10 dBV/40 kohms or more (ZR850 only)

DV Terminal Special 4-pin connector (IEEE 1394 compliant)
USB Terminal mini-B


Power supply (rated) 7.4 V DC (battery pack), 8.4 V DC (compact power adapter)
Power consumption (AF on) ZR850 2.3 W, ZR830 2.1 W
Operating temperature 32 - 104 degrees F (0 - 40 degrees C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 57 x 92 x 119 mm (2.2 x 3.6 x 4.7 in.) excluding the grip belt
Weight (camcorder body only) 380 g ( 13.4 oz.)



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